2016 Annual Reunion Dinner - 5th March

This year's Annual Reunion Dinner will be held on Saturday 5th March.  The guest speaker this year will be Old Boy Stephen Bedelle who is a veteran of the Falklands Conflict and who served in the Royal Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy for more than 40 years.  Full details and how to book your place are contained in this document: Dinner_Invitation_-_2016.pdf.  Please book by Saturday 20th February.

Old Bordenian awarded MBE in New Year Honours List

Malcolm Bradshaw, an Old Bordenian who left the school in the 1960s, has been awarded an MBE in the 2016 New Year Honours List.  The formal citation states:

Malcolm McNeille BRADSHAW

Senior Chaplain, Anglican Church in Greece. For services to interfaith understanding and community charities in Greece.

The Diocese in Europe website provides further details of Malcolm's work and the award: http://europe.anglican.org/news/news/post/1008-minister-among-migrants-awarded-mbe.

Annual Reunion Dinner - 5th March 2016

The 2016 Annual Reunion Dinner will be held on Saturday 5 March at UK Paper Clubhouse, Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne. The Bar opens at 6.00 pm, dinner at 7.00 pm.

The cost is £20 per head to include dinner and coffee. Phone Chris Laming on 07736 728744 to book your place now.

Guest speaker: Steve Bedelle

Old Bordenian at the London Film School

Patrick Ireland, an Old Bordenian from 2001 to 2008, has contacted us with an update on his latest film venture.  His story ....

My name is Patrick Ireland and I am a student at the London Film School. I grew up in Herne Bay and attended Borden Grammar School from 2001 - 2008. I very much enjoyed my experience at Borden and was heavily involved in drama & filmmaking whilst at the school.

BGS School Photo 1978

Prompted by the publication of the 1973 school photo, Paddy O'Reilly (BGS 1973-1981) has submitted the 1978 version, taken in the school's centenary year.

News of Old Boys - Steve Piper

We recently heard news of an Old Boy, Steve Piper, who was at Borden in the 1980/90's.  He is a director/writer/producer of a British independent film company, and rather than repeat what is on their website, please use the following link -   Coffee Films to read about them. Steve's own biography is also available.

Old Bordenian Hockey Club - an update!

OBHC Clubhouse_1

I notice that the last report filed by me on OBHC appeared in 2009, so I had better come out from behind that rock and start writing!

All sports evolve in their respective strategies, playing skills and techniques, equipment, fitness levels and the rules of the sport, but few, I would suggest, have evolved to such an extent as has hockey. The days of turning up for a game with the dregs of a pint in one hand, a fag in the other, and the stick still in the changing room are long gone.

BGS Continue To Remember

Borden Grammar School continue to remember Old Boys who gave their lives during the First World War.  Here is an extract from a recent Sittingbourne News Extra newspaper, reporting the boys visit to Ypres and the recently unveiled Memorial Plaque.

SNE extract

BGS School Photo 1973

Old Bordenian Mark Catchlove has provided a copy of the 1973 school photo.  This is reproduced below.

 BGS School Photo 1973 Large

Memorial Plaque at Ypres

As many of you may know, Ken Sears (who died last autumn) was very closely involved with St. George's Memorial Church at Ypres ; he was a Friend of St George's, edited their monthly magazine and led many annual pilgrimages there.  As a tribute to him and because we felt it was a worthy thing to do anyway, the Association has arranged for the erection of a brass plaque in the Church commemorating those Old Bordenians who were killed in WW1.